Over the course of my long life, I have come to believe that we are bound forever to those with whom we share blood. And while we may not choose our family, that bond can be our greatest strength, or our deepest regret. This unfortunate truth has haunted me for as long as I can recall.
Marcel: You ran. I stayed. This empire, it thrives because of me and you want me to run. A man does not run from his home. Rebekah: I have lived a lot longer than you, Marcellus. I have seen kings rise and fall. If there is one thing I know to be true it is no matter how big your empire becomes, it is nothing if you have no one to share it with. If you want New Orleans, have it. I won't be here to stop you.